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One afternoon in NYC.. What to do?


By uncivil_engineer

3 years ago



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    #1 3 years ago

    Ok, I found out my next business trip I will have a meeting in New York City on Friday Morning, and should be done around 3pm. I am flying out early the next morning. I've never been to New York before. So what should I do/see?

    #2 3 years ago

    Times square, 5th ave, the bronx zoo, the metropolitan museum of art, the natural history museum, the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, one of several pinball locations like this one: http://www.modernpinballnyc.com

    #3 3 years ago

    911 Memorial.

    #4 3 years ago

    Kaneda.

    #5 3 years ago
    Quoted from ForceFlow:

    Times square, 5th ave, the bronx zoo, the metropolitan museum of art, the natural history museum, the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, one of several pinball locations like this one: http://www.modernpinballnyc.com

    He's going to struggle to fit all that in from 3pm.

    It's really an impossible question to answer, because we have no idea what the OP is into, and NYC has a cornucopia of things to do.

    A good evening would be to head to Brooklyn to Fette Sau for great BBQ and beer, then walk it off walking over to Sunshine Laundry for pinball. Then train back into Times Square and check it out at night time, then hit up a late show at one of the Comedy clubs.

    Wow, that sounds like a perfect RD evening out.

    rd

    #6 3 years ago
    Quoted from rotordave:

    He's going to struggle to fit all that in from 3pm.

    Oh definately. I was just throwing out some options.

    #7 3 years ago

    I love the high line park, it does not take long and gives great views of the city. Modern pinball is great too and not too far from Times Square (pioneer is on the way too if you walk back from high line). I'd say checking out Central Park is a must too, and you get 5th avenue on the side.

    So I'd start at Times Square, walk to Central Park, take a subway to high line park, then walk back to Times Square and stop at pioneers on the way for few beers and pinball. All this should be doable in a about 5 hours leaving time for dinner too

    #8 3 years ago

    Play Pokemon Go with Levi!

    #9 3 years ago
    Quoted from Kkuoppamaki:

    I love the high line park, it does not take long and gives great views of the city

    The Highline is a sweet walk on a nice day.

    rd

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    #10 3 years ago

    If you are going to do the highline, hit Pioneers Bar on the way over there, right by Madison Square Garden. Eight nice well kept DMD games.

    #11 3 years ago

    Well y'all, thanks for the suggestions. I will definitely try to check out the highline.

    #12 3 years ago

    When I was in NYC the one thing I wish I had was more time. Don't waste it playing pinball. Cali has plenty of pins for when you return home.

    Cheers
    PorkChopExpress

    #13 3 years ago
    Quoted from PorkChopExpress:

    When I was in NYC the one thing I wish I had was more time. Don't waste it playing pinball. Cali has plenty of pins for when you return home.

    You have to agree with that.

    rd

    #14 3 years ago

    Does NYC have hookers?

    #15 3 years ago
    Quoted from guyincognito:

    Does NYC have hookers?

    And blow. So I heard.

    rd

    #16 3 years ago

    Hit the free art galleries in Chelsea!
    The High Line is down there.
    Avoid the tourist crap in the theatre district.
    Spend your day in the Village, it is the coolest place in NYC. IMHO.

    #17 3 years ago

    I was thinking of going over to Brooklyn to the Sunshine laundromat, but given that it could eat up all my time, I think I'll skip that.

    #18 3 years ago
    Quoted from uncivil_engineer:

    I was thinking of going over to Brooklyn to the Sunshine laundromat, but given that it could eat up all my time, I think I'll skip that.

    It will most definitely eat up all of your time.

    #19 3 years ago

    Yankee Stadium. If you go to a game, nothing beats sitting in the bleachers. Even Citi Field is nice as Shea was horrible.

    #20 3 years ago
    Quoted from PorkChopExpress:

    When I was in NYC the one thing I wish I had was more time. Don't waste it playing pinball. Cali has plenty of pins for when you return home.
    Cheers
    PorkChopExpress

    I'm not sure I agree with you "get outside and experience the city!" types. I mean, ANY tourist can hit the empire state building, ride the SI ferry, etc.

    Sometimes it's fun to get drunk and chat up the locals and this is an opportunity that playing pinball can afford. Obviously you want to get out and experience things but if you only have a few hours to kill doing it at a local bar isn't a bad way to, regardless of where you are visiting.

    #21 3 years ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    I'm not sure I agree with you "get outside and experience the city!" types. I mean, ANY tourist can hit the empire state building, ride the SI ferry, etc.
    Sometimes it's fun to get drunk and chat up the locals and this is an opportunity that playing pinball can afford. Obviously you want to get out and experience things but if you only have a few hours to kill doing it at a local bar isn't a bad way to, regardless of where you are visiting.

    Yes, but you can visit a bar, a pin collection, or ballpark anywhere. There is still a lot of other unique things to NYC that you can only see in NYC.

    #22 3 years ago
    Quoted from ForceFlow:

    Yes, but you can visit a bar, a pin collection, or ballpark anywhere. There is still a lot of other unique things to NYC that you can only see in NYC.

    Nah, I live in this dump, it's nothing special.

    But hanging out with drunks and lowlives at a bar can give you the REAL local flavor.

    #23 3 years ago

    What is this High Line thing? An old sidewalk that is above the City? Why are the trees dead, are the pictures of it in the winter? Just curious i have never been to NY.

    #24 3 years ago
    Quoted from pinbum:

    Why are the trees dead, are the pictures of it in the winter?

    Looks like late winter or early spring. Everybody still has their heavy coats on and that cityscape looks like a big block of ice.

    #25 3 years ago
    Quoted from pinbum:

    What is this High Line thing? An old sidewalk that is above the City? Why are the trees dead, are the pictures of it in the winter? Just curious i have never been to NY.

    It's an old elevated train line above 10th avenue that used to run freight trains through the meatpacking district. It closed in 1980 was left to rot and was overgrown by foliage. It was almost turned down but saved by rich do-gooders and turned into a very popular urban park that spans about 20 blocks. I go up there now and again one of the entrances is steps away from my pinball shop.

    #26 3 years ago

    I will have to check this out if i ever get a chance to visit NY. I think i would enjoy walking above the City for the most part.

    #27 3 years ago
    Quoted from ForceFlow:

    Looks like late winter or early spring. Everybody still has their heavy coats on and that cityscape looks like a big block of ice.

    Pics were taken just before PAPA so late March 2016. In the middle of a cold blast. It was friggen freezing at times.

    That cityscape is carved in white marble. It's at the downtown end of the highline not far from Levi's place.

    rd

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